SAN FRANCISCO, CA --- The City and County of San Francisco, in partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, today announced the delivery of over one million surgical masks, 600,000 face shields, and 150,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for distribution to businesses and workers in the city’s most vulnerable communities, including in the Mission, Bayview and Chinatown. The shipment of 360 pallets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) comes as San Francisco prepares to launch a public awareness campaign to remind and encourage people to wear face coverings in advance of the Labor Day weekend. See more details here.

Assessor Carmen Chu, co-chair of the Economic Recovery Task Force, issued the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is a win for workers, customers, and businesses. San Franciscans have been coming together to do right by our workers and each other. We’ve been wearing masks and taking precautions. This latest program makes vital sanitation and protective masks available to businesses so we can keep on opening safely.”


Pub Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

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